Donald Trump · Glenn Beck · Political Communication · scientific thinking · Tea Party Movement

Why Truth No Longer Matters for Some

Glenn Beck, host of his eponymous political television show that aired on the Fox News Channel from 2009 to 2011, once referred to himself as a “rodeo clown.” And indeed he was, at least for those who found little substance in his special brand of breathless rants, in which he ascribed every possible evil to… Continue reading Why Truth No Longer Matters for Some

Climate Change · Conservative News Sites · Misinformation · Political Communication

The Weather Channel Enters the Fray… Yes, The Weather Channel

James Delingpole of Breitbart.com, the conservative news and opinion site, cherry-picked facts and developed a misleading analysis on climate change from reports and video published by The Weather Channel online. The article argued that recent cooling because of the transition from El Niño to La Niña conditions refutes the very real threat of climate change: “The… Continue reading The Weather Channel Enters the Fray… Yes, The Weather Channel

Liberal Politics · Political Communication · Progressive Movement · Protest

Why We Need the Chaos

The sights and sounds of protest in the United States grow every day. Online and in secret, liberal groups have met to strategize their fight for protecting specific civil rights currently under existential threat. Counter-protests, particularly by white nationalist groups supporting the incoming administration, have become more prevalent since the days of the election. An… Continue reading Why We Need the Chaos